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Bolaji Osunsanya, Axxela CEO, receiving his award from Mrs Audrey Ezigbo, NGA president at the Gala Night held in Transcorp Hotel, Abuja


Axxela Limited, a sub-Saharan Africa’s preferred fast-growing gas & power portfolio company was presented with a Special Recognition Award by the Nigerian Gas Association (NGA) for its immense contributions to the growth and development of the Nigerian gas industry. The Recognition Award was given to the gas company at the Gala Night of the international gas conference which was held at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja.

During the conference, Axxela’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bolaji Osunsanya, also delivered a keynote address titled “Actualising Gas Infrastructure Development; Untangling the Bottlenecks.”

According to Osunsanya, “The major issues that have hitherto affected the sustainable development and growth of the infrastructure needed for the domestic gas sector can be aggregated into market readiness, supply assurance, policy and regulation, suitability of financing, and execution discipline. The challenges are significant and might seem daunting; nevertheless, given the imperatives of the gas policy and the significance of gas infrastructure development to the achievement of its objectives, we must confront the challenges head on. The time to act is now and these solutions must be locally-owned and driven. I trust that all stakeholders within the gas sector will endeavour to collaborate effectively towards ensuring the accelerated development of gas infrastructure across the region.”

The Axxela CEO was also presented with the NGA Leadership Award in recognition of his exemplary leadership during his tenure as the NGA president from 2014-2016.

Speaking on the awards received, Osunsanya said: “It is an honour and a pleasure to be recognized for our sustained efforts in spurring economic empowerment and industrialisation across the region, particularly Nigeria, through our business enterprise. We must also commend the NGA for its proactive approach in advocating the gas advantage, engaging key stakeholders on opportunities to anticipate and bolster legislation and policies, and promoting investment in the Nigerian gas sector.”

However, Axxela’s Head, Gas & Power Infrastructure, Myke Oseh, was also sworn in as the Deputy Secretary General of the NGA.

Axxela is the pioneer developer of Nigeria’s foremost natural gas distribution network and has subsequently grown to become the largest private sector natural gas distributor in Nigeria, delivering at peak 70 million standard cubic feet per day (“mmscf/d”) to over 175 industrial and commercial customers via a vast network of gas infrastructure. With over 260km in gas pipeline infrastructure built, Axxela provides unique energy solutions primarily through its subsidiaries: Gaslink Nigeria Limited, Gas Network Services Limited, and Central Horizon Gas Company.


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